Hot Water Beach campsite

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Hot Water Beach.
Hot Water Beach

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


Visitors need to book a campsite and pay the total fee prior to arrival. Booking reduces the pressure on space, facilities and environment at this popular campsite and provide visitors with a better atmosphere and experience.

Bookings are made through the Whakarewarewa Village Charitable Trust who manages the campsite.

Book on the Whakarewarewa website or contact:

Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
17 Tryon Street
Whakarewarewa Village
Phone: +64 7 349 3463 ext. 101

Campsite details

  • Number of tent sites - 30

Camp in scenic surroundings. Relax in the natural hot springs in the bay. Enjoy water sports or explore the tracks in other areas of the lake.


Te Rata Bay, Lake Tarawera.

Getting there

Te Rata Bay, south shores of Lake Tarawera. Near the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1900487-N5761583
Latitude: -38.24410046, Longitude: 176.43375623

Plan and prepare

  • Dogs are not permitted at this campsite.
  • Acess via the Tarawera trail or by boat.
  • There are a number of concessionaires that run either boat or helicopter transport around the Rotorua Lakes area, creating a variety of options for connecting trails or getting to / from campsites. View guides and tourism providers for Lake Tarawera.
  • Extremely popular during the summer months. Limited lakeshore mooring posts.
  • Water can be taken from the lake and boiled for drinking purposes. A cooking shelter is available.

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